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Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago: More Crime, Less Policing

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Killers, thugs and assailants are being allowed to walk the streets of Chicago – all so Rahm Emanuel, some CPD brass, and city leaders can tout “lower” crime statistics… And keep their cushy public positions of trust. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Michael Schaus

The War on Federal Bureaucrats Opens at Bundy Ranch

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Rebellion typically starts after a period of lassitude and hopelessness in the face of overwhelming power. Populations spend years, even decades muttering under their breath about abuses of power, but feel ineffectual to enact real reform. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z John Ransom

86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Terry Jeffrey

Specter of Civil War in Ukraine

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Yesterday, the government of Ukraine moved with force against the separatists, evoking a Specter of Civil War. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Mike Shedlock

President Pinocchios' Nose Is Growing Longer and Longer

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
President Obama and the Democrats have been peddling some whoppers lately about women in the workforce and Obamacare that are patently untrue, or based on questionable, exaggerated data. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Donald Lambro

Feds Provoke Range War Over Fees And A Turtle

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Gopherus agassizii is the binomial name given to the desert tortoise, a roughly foot-long creature with a lifespan that can stretch to more than half-a-century. This turtle inhabits the Mojave Desert in America’s great southwest. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Bob Barr

Why Conservatives Win Elections and Lose the War

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had selected a health insurance plan through Obamacare. In doing so, he nastily labeled his political opposition uncaring and unfeeling. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Ben Shapiro

Extra Withholding For Your Obamacare Taxes

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
To avoid getting hit with a larger tax bill than you might otherwise expect when you file your taxes for 2014, how much extra should you have withheld from each of your paychecks today? 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Political Calculations

A Real-life Spiritual Journey is Brought to the Big Screen in Heaven is for Real

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
There are few people who know pain as heart-wrenching as a parent who believes that he or she could be losing a child. In the new film Heaven is for Real, the parents of Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) feel that pain. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z John Hanlon

Happy Tax Day?

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
As a fan of sequestration and an advocate for much deeper cuts in the federal government, I understand that there will be military spending casualties. Of course, I think the reckless mastery of the current administration and its quest for a Utopian welfare society must make the larger sacrifices as well. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Charles Payne

Recovering America's Exceptionalism

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinated with the success of the fledgling nation, then barely 50 years old and already competing on the world stage. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Dr. Ben Carson

Holder's Race Card

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Holder's hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being "cowards" for not talking openly about race. Who's the coward now? 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Jonah Goldberg

Russian Provocateurs Prepare The Ukrainian Battlefield

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
For the past month, the Russian government, with Vladimir Putin its spotlight propagandist, has repeatedly declared that brutal anti-Russian ethnic violence as a prelude to ethnic-based civil war is imminent in Eastern Ukraine. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-17T03:35:07Z Austin Bay

Obama warns of 'consequences' for Russia over Ukraine

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:12

President Obama on Wednesday said the United States is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russia uprising in its eastern cities.

Riley on Obama’s foreign policy strategy: 'We are the problem'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:41

President Obama has not engaged on a number of foreign policy crises, and even worse, he consistently apologizes for American behavior, an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier."

Colo. eminent domain case settled with $115,000 sale

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:33

 A contentious eminent domain case in which a local government sought to take private backcountry land for open space has been settled, with the landowners agreeing to a $115,000 sale.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for competitive job grants

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:59

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

Obama, Cantor phone call on immigration highlights finger-pointing, deep divide

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:54

President Obama and House Republicans appear nowhere close to reaching a near-term compromise on immigration reform, following a conversation Wednesday between the president and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Earth Daze

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:35
"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts. 2014-04-16T00:01:00-04:00 2014-04-16T21:35:03Z John Stossel

Rubio expresses 'concern' over still-vacant State Dept. religious freedom post

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:32

The office within the State Department develops policies regarding religious freedom and monitors religious discrimination and persecution worldwide.

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